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Kulbir Singh

Kulbir Singh (Co-Founder)

Head of R&D


  • 2005 – Ph.D. in Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  • 2001 – MSc (Hons) in Organic chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  • 1999 – BSc (HS) in Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar


One of the original founders of Sona, Kulbir is an expert in metal nanoparticle fabrication and surface chemistry.

He has 15 years’ experience in colloidal chemistry and is a named author on 35 research papers and patents. At Sona, Kulbir is responsible for new product development and leading experimentation projects with collaboration partners.

A business-minded scientist, Kulbir has co-founded another consumer company that has developed and commercialised innovative scent-free environmentally friendly products for the education, sport, oilfield, and consumer product markets.


Business: Project management, product development, patent writing, grant applications, investment pitching team management, training

Science: Nanotechnology (including nano-devices and nano-materials), surface chemistry, polymers chemistry, green chemistry, microscopy, chromatography, spectroscopy, particle analysis

Other interests/hobbies

Outside of work, Kulbir is a committed family man who likes nothing better than spending time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys playing the tabla, an Indian percussion instrument, reading scientific literature and cooking traditional Indian dishes.

In his own words

“I would like to see people’s lives made easier, especially in developing countries where they don’t have resources. My ambition is to see Sona’s gold nanorod technology used as a treatment in the fight against cancer.”

Scientific Team